Girls, 16 & 8, among three dead in Christmas Day fire in Linden
A Linden, Region 10 woman identified as 30-year-old Zella Lawrence and her relatives, 16-year-old Angelique Lawrence, and 8-year-old Ronika Lawrence died in a fire in the wee hours of Monday at Central Amelia’s Ward, Linden.
The Guyana Fire Service said they were alerted to the fire just after 02:00 hrs and promptly responded.
Immediate action by firefighters resulted in the containment of the blaze to the bottom floor of the building, where one sofa set was destroyed, and 4 meters of ceiling, along with a quantity of clothing, was severely damaged.
The cause of the fire is currently unknown, and Fire Prevention officials are conducting thorough investigations to determine its origin.
The Chief Fire Officer and ranks of the Guyana Fire Service extend heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
“A dedicated team from our Fire Prevention department, in collaboration with the Police, will diligently work to ascertain the cause of the fire and the subsequent tragic deaths of the individuals mentioned,” the Fire Service said in a statement.